Bladen County Health Department currently has flu vaccine that also includes the Intradermal (90% shorter needle) and the High Dose (for those aged 65 and older, offers better protection).
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older as long as they are not allergic to eggs. While how well the vaccine works can vary, flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent hospitalizations.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in so start thinking about getting vaccinated now.
The Bladen County Health Department wants to remind the public that the best way to be protected against the flu is to be vaccinated. We are urging everyone to get vaccinated as early as possible to protect you and your family.
The flu vaccine is given through the Immunization Clinic at the Health Department. Appointments can be made but walk-ins will also be accepted. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am until 11:30 am and 1 pm until 4:00 pm
Insurances that are currently accepted are:
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• United Healthcare
For those that cannot make it out to our clinic, we are offering the convenience of a Drive Thru Flu Clinic. This clinic will take place Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at the Bladen County Health Department from 1pm-4pm. With proper insurance or payment, you will be able to receive the flu vaccine without even leaving your drivers seat! Please bring your insurance information with you.
Cost of the vaccine without one of the insurances mentioned above will be as follows:
• High Dose Vaccine-Ages 65 and older- $60.00
• Intradermal Vaccine-95% Shorter Needle- $47.00
• Flu (Regular) Vaccine- $44.00
• Preservative Free- $49.00
*Payment will be required at the time of service for those with no insurance coverage.
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